AirNav Records Movement of Aircraft in June Rises Nearly Twice
PT AirNav Indonesia recorded aircraft movements or traffic movements from the beginning of June to the beginning of July 2020 experiencing an upward trend compared to May 2020.
AirNav Indonesia Managing Director M Pramintohadi Sukarno said the total movement of aircraft managed in 285 Branches in June 2020 reached 51,228 movements, an increase of almost double compared to May 2020 as many as 27,433 movements.
Pramintohadi said that AirNav Indonesia served 657,554 aircraft movements until the second quarter of 2020. Whereas in the second quarter of 2019, AirNav Indonesia served 1,000,635 aircraft movements. AirNav Indonesia itself utilizes this low traffic period to test the user preferred route (UPR) procedure that can improve the efficiency of cross air flights from 8 June 2020 to 30 August 2020.
UPR is one method of airspace management with the concept of free-route airspace that produces alternative routes. This route gives airlines the flexibility to determine their own most efficient route by considering wind direction and speed, turbulence potential, air temperature, and aircraft type and performance. In addition, UPR is also one of the efforts made by companies to make the Indonesian aviation industry more environmentally friendly. .
To anticipate the movement of aircraft that is gradually increasing, according to Pramintohadi, the company has prepared a number of strategic steps. Especially, he said, for flight navigation service personnel, namely maintaining the ability of the air traffic controller (ATC) by practicing using a simulator.
As for flight navigation equipment, Pramintohadi emphasized that regular maintenance procedures and the implementation of remote maintenance for communication, navigation, surveillance and automation (CNS-A) equipment owned by AirNav Indonesia continued. Even technically, the air traffic flow management (ATFM) procedure is performed through the online-based flight slot application, CHRONOS.